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rambleonthruthefog
07-17-2008, 10:14 AM
One of the funniest movies ever!

http://www.shelflifegraphics.com/desktops/TheBigLebowski.jpg

jidar
07-17-2008, 10:15 AM
Yeah. I've got the DVD, it really brings the room together.

beach tribe
07-17-2008, 10:16 AM
"Threw my soul into a deep dark hole and then I followed it in."

Huffman83
07-17-2008, 10:17 AM
I told those ****s down at the league office a thousand times that I don't roll on Shabbos!

beach tribe
07-17-2008, 10:20 AM
I cant' **** you in the ass today, I **** you in the ass next thursday. Nobody ****s wit da Jesus.

beavis
07-17-2008, 10:23 AM
I suppose you can imagine what happens next.

He fixes the cable?

noa
07-17-2008, 10:24 AM
Let's NOT forget, Dude - that keeping wildlife...an amphibious rodent, for uh....domestic....you know, within the city - that ain't legal either.

beach tribe
07-17-2008, 10:25 AM
"I'm gonna take that ****ing gun, and stick it in your ****ing ass, and pull the ****ing trigger until it goes..........click."

tomahawk kid
07-17-2008, 10:27 AM
"What's a peder-a$$ Walter?"

"Shut the F#CK UP, Donnie."

noa
07-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Hey, careful man, there's a beverage here

Huffman83
07-17-2008, 10:28 AM
Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.

chasedude
07-17-2008, 10:35 AM
"Threw my soul into a deep dark hole and then I followed it in."

"Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in" Ahhh the good ol' Six pack days :D

Baby Lee
07-17-2008, 10:36 AM
You mean coitus?

Dartgod
07-17-2008, 10:40 AM
I gotta see this move some day.

Demonpenz
07-17-2008, 10:41 AM
More of that movie went over my head the first time I watched it than any other comedy.

Baby Lee
07-17-2008, 10:41 AM
I gotta see this move some day.

Do yourself a favor, watch it, forget about it, and watch it again in a month. Repeat until it's hidden genius unfolds before your eyes.

HC_Chief
07-17-2008, 10:42 AM
"Nihilists! **** me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. "

chasedude
07-17-2008, 10:43 AM
Do yourself a favor, watch it, forget about it, and watch it again in a month. Repeat until it's hidden genius unfolds before your eyes.

This has to be my Fav Coen Brothers Movie, Fargo comes a close second.

HC_Chief
07-17-2008, 10:43 AM
This has to be my Fav Coen Brothers Movie, Fargo comes a close second.

Don't forget Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

Baby Lee
07-17-2008, 10:44 AM
This has to be my Fav Coen Brothers Movie, Fargo comes a close second.

I went into it as a HUGE Raising Arizona fan, and it disappointed me, then a watched it again and again and it got funnier and funnier with each repeat.

Happens a lot with Coen Brothers' movies. I don't catch their wavelength on first viewing.

The only movie of theirs I don't love to DEATH is The Man Who Wasn't There, and it's predictably the only one of theirs I've only seen once.

noa
07-17-2008, 11:02 AM
Happens a lot with Coen Brothers' movies. I don't catch their wavelength on first viewing.

You know the thing with their movies is they have a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous.

Bugeater
07-17-2008, 11:10 AM
"Threw my soul into a deep dark hole and then I followed it in."

Rep to the first person who can name the artist & title of that song.

Redrum_69
07-17-2008, 11:17 AM
Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Mickey Newbury...wrote it for Jerry Lee Lewis..and Kenny Rogers was on lead vocals for The First Edition...

Bugeater
07-17-2008, 11:23 AM
Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Mickey Newbury...wrote it for Jerry Lee Lewis..and Kenny Rogers was on lead vocals for The First Edition...
I would've accepted "Just dropped in" by Kenny Rogers, but rep for googling it nonetheless. :p

Redrum_69
07-17-2008, 11:27 AM
I would've accepted "Just dropped in" by Kenny Rogers, but rep for googling it nonetheless. :p


?

I was a kenny rogers fan

THERE I SAID IT

and alabama...oak ridge boys...

also..Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, and the list goes on and on

Sorry, but googling is saved for those who write and contribute substantial vital information pertaining to the chiefs on forums such as WPI.

Huffman83
07-17-2008, 11:35 AM
"...some Creedence tapes...and my papers."

-"what kind of papers?"

"ughh...business papers."

"Where do you work again?"

"I'm uh...unemployed."

Nightfyre
07-17-2008, 11:46 AM
"You're out of your element Donnie!"

"This is not Vietnam; this is bowling. There are rules."

Count Zarth
07-17-2008, 12:05 PM
The best way I can describe Big Lebowski is cinematic comfort food. It gives me warm fuzzies. Especially the stuff with Sam Elliott at the bar. That mustache will blow your head clean off!

Nightfyre
07-17-2008, 12:08 PM
The best way I can describe Big Lebowski is cinematic comfort food. It gives me warm fuzzies. Especially the stuff with Sam Elliott at the bar. That mustache will blow your head clean off!

Are you saying you want a bj from Sam Elliot?

beavis
07-17-2008, 12:49 PM
I went into it as a HUGE Raising Arizona fan, and it disappointed me, then a watched it again and again and it got funnier and funnier with each repeat.

Happens a lot with Coen Brothers' movies. I don't catch their wavelength on first viewing.


I remember absolutely hating it the first time I watched it. Now it's one of those I can't pass up if it's on tv.

Swanman
07-17-2008, 12:59 PM
Blond Treehorn Thug: [holding up a bowling ball] What the f*** is this?
The Dude: Obviously you're not a golfer.


The Dude: Walter, ya know, it's Smokey, so his toe slipped over the line a little, big deal. It's just a game, man.
Walter Sobchak: Dude, this is a league game, this determines who enters the next round robin. Am I wrong? Am I wrong?
Smokey: Yeah, but I wasn't over. Gimme the marker Dude, I'm marking it 8.
Walter Sobchak: [pulls out a gun] Smokey, my friend, you are entering a world of pain.
The Dude: Walter...
Walter Sobchak: You mark that frame an 8, and you're entering a world of pain.
Smokey: I'm not...
Walter Sobchak: A world of pain.
Smokey: Dude, he's your partner...
Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!
The Dude: They're calling the cops, put the piece away.
Walter Sobchak: Mark it zero!
[points gun in Smokey's face]
The Dude: Walter...
Walter Sobchak: [shouting] You think I'm f***ing around here? Mark it zero!
Smokey: All right, it's f***ing zero. Are you happy, you crazy f***?
Walter Sobchak: ...It's a league game, Smokey.


The Stranger: There's just one thing, Dude.
The Dude: And what's that?
The Stranger: Do you have to use so many cuss words?
The Dude: What the f*** you talking about?
The Stranger: Okay, Dude. Have it your way.

The Stranger: [voiceover] Way out west there was this fella I wanna tell ya about. Goes by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. See, this Lebowski, he called himself "The Dude". Now, "Dude" - there's a name no man would self-apply where I come from. But then there was a lot about the Dude that didn't make a whole lot of sense. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found the place so darned interestin'. See, they call Los Angeles the "City Of Angels"; but I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow it as there are some nice folks there. 'Course I ain't never been to London, and I ain't never seen France. And I ain't never seen no queen in her damned undies, so the feller says. But I'll tell you what - after seeing Los Angeles, and this here story I'm about to unfold, well, I guess I seen somethin' every bit as stupefyin' as you'd seen in any of them other places. And in English, too. So I can die with a smile on my face, without feelin' like the good Lord gypped me. Now this here story I'm about to unfold took place in the early '90s - just about the time of our conflict with Sad'm and the I-raqis. I only mention it because sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? Sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here - the Dude from Los Angeles. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude. The Dude, from Los Angeles. And even if he's a lazy man - and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in all of Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin' for laziest worldwide. Sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man. Well, I lost my train of thought here. But... aw, hell. I've done introduced it enough.

BigOlChiefsfan
07-17-2008, 11:24 PM
Big Coen bros fan here, they're all good but this one is pretty special. I really like the soundtrack - but the Shawn Colvin cover of Viva Las Vegas isn't on it. It's from 'Til the Night Is Gone - A tribute to Doc Pomus' if anyone else is interested.

effin' short version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqtgfjkB6Pg)

DaneMcCloud
07-17-2008, 11:54 PM
Walter Sobchak: You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.

The Dude: Yeah, but Walter...

Walter Sobchak: Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. These ****ing amateurs...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Maude Lebowski: Do you like sex, Mr. Lebowski?

The Dude: 'Scuse me?

Maude Lebowski: Sex. The physical act of love. Coitus. Do you like it?

The Dude: I was talking about my rug.

Maude Lebowski: You're not interested in sex?

The Dude: You mean coitus?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Best.

Comedy.

Ever.

Top Five All-Time Movie

Guru
07-18-2008, 01:23 AM
Guess I need to watch this sometime.

DaneMcCloud
07-18-2008, 01:28 AM
http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/editor/menupop.gifGuess I need to watch this sometime.

DUDE!

Don't just watch it. BUY it.

With all due respect, you may not get it on the first viewing or even the second, but it's one of those movies that when you're in the "right" mood, is unforgettable and freakin' awesome.

I say that because it definitely has its own thing happening. If you're expecting "Blazing Saddles" or "Something About Mary", you'll be disappointed.

It's extremely funny but it's a very subtle humor that for some, doesn't make its appearance until multiple viewings.

But I guarantee it'll click and you'll love it.

Then your wife will hate your for constantly quoting it. :evil:

Guru
07-18-2008, 01:32 AM
Not available in blu ray yet. damn

DaneMcCloud
07-18-2008, 01:34 AM
Not available in blu ray yet. damn

It's really one of those movies that won't be enhanced by Blu-Ray (i.e., no CGI) so if you find it on the cheap, grab it.

KcMizzou
07-18-2008, 01:34 AM
He's right. On the first take, it's "okay".

On the second take, it's "pretty good".

Around the third take is where it hits legendary pop-culture status.

That's about when you start drinking white russians.

Guru
07-18-2008, 01:39 AM
Special edition coming out next month though.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Lebowski-10th-Anniversary-Limited/dp/B001AEF6CW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1216366280&sr=1-3

chasedude
07-18-2008, 02:14 AM
Special edition coming out next month though.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Lebowski-10th-Anniversary-Limited/dp/B001AEF6CW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1216366280&sr=1-3

Wow, I really can't belive you have not seen this yet. So many levels of humor, I can't even get into.

Bob Dole
07-18-2008, 02:34 AM
I gotta see this move some day.

You can watch it for free at http://www.hulu.com/watch/13136/the-big-lebowski

Guru
07-18-2008, 02:37 AM
Dude!!!! Thanks

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luv
07-18-2008, 08:36 AM
Guess I need to watch this sometime.

Okay. I'm a chick, and I've seen and love this movie. You're not a man if you either haven't seen it or don't like it. :p

noa
07-18-2008, 08:42 AM
Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man.

tomahawk kid
07-18-2008, 08:48 AM
"Am I wrong, AM I WRONG?"

"No Walter, you're not wrong - you're just an a$$hole."

Demonpenz
07-18-2008, 09:08 AM
no one mentioned the tara reid part?

noa
07-18-2008, 09:12 AM
no one mentioned the tara reid part?

Wonderful woman. We're all very fond of her. Very free spirited.

Huffman83
07-18-2008, 09:18 AM
...Calmer than you are....

jidar
07-18-2008, 09:19 AM
?

I was a kenny rogers fan

THERE I SAID IT

and alabama...oak ridge boys...

also..Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, and the list goes on and on

Sorry, but googling is saved for those who write and contribute substantial vital information pertaining to the chiefs on forums such as WPI.

Yeah. we believe you. no really. honest.

rambleonthruthefog
07-18-2008, 09:45 AM
WOW!! i love this movie even more now. thanks for the response.

The intro by the stranger is even funnier after reading it.

"sometimes theres a man"

Demonpenz
07-18-2008, 10:11 AM
takes a woman like you...
to get in a man like me

la la la la la

Beerfund
07-18-2008, 10:16 AM
This is one of a few movies i select to watch when im all drunk at the end of the night, it's classic.

Rausch
07-18-2008, 10:18 AM
Okay. I'm a chick, and I've seen and love this movie. You're not a man if you either haven't seen it or don't like it. :p

I'm not a fan.

It had moments, but I didn't like the movie as a whole.

HypnotizedMonkey
07-18-2008, 10:39 AM
mind if I do a J?

HC_Chief
07-18-2008, 11:04 AM
Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man.

The scribbled note the Dude "sleuths" when Jackie leaves the room makes me laugh hysterically every time :D

luv
07-18-2008, 11:17 AM
I'm not a fan.

It had moments, but I didn't like the movie as a whole.

I'm the opposite. It had moments I thought were really dull, but I liked it overall.

Otis99
07-18-2008, 02:12 PM
Anyone here make it to Lebowski Fest this year? It was last weekend. Great time! Any fan of the movie should make the trip. It's in Louisville every summer, a short 7.5 hour drive away.

rambleonthruthefog
07-18-2008, 02:15 PM
Anyone here make it to Lebowski Fest this year? It was last weekend. Great time! Any fan of the movie should make the trip. It's in Louisville every summer, a short 7.5 hour drive away.

here in Austin the Alamo Draft House has a lebowski showing at a local bowling alley and white russians are like 1 dollar each. Obviously there is bowling as well.

Otis99
07-18-2008, 02:25 PM
here in Austin the Alamo Draft House has a lebowski showing at a local bowling alley and white russians are like 1 dollar each. Obviously there is bowling as well.

That sounds pretty cool, but Lebowski Fest is a different animal. About 1200 people show up for a weekend of oat sodas and white russians. Good times are had by all. Jim Hoosier (Liam from the movie) is a regular. He's a pretty cool guy and he parties with everyone. The costume contest is insane.

www.lebowskifest.com

Worth the trip next time around.

no love
07-18-2008, 02:57 PM
obviously you're not a golfer

Guru
07-18-2008, 03:03 PM
Okay. I'm a chick, and I've seen and love this movie. You're not a man if you either haven't seen it or don't like it. :p

Holy crap!!! Luv is a man?:eek:


Guess this will be a challenge for me then as I have yet to see a Coen brothers movie that I like.

shitgoose
10-03-2009, 12:28 AM
"You know Dude I myself once dabbled in Pacifism. Not during 'Nam of course."

Count Zarth
10-03-2009, 01:37 AM
Ya, ve believe in nothing!

nstygma
10-03-2009, 02:06 AM
Ya, ve believe in nothing!what was that guy saying when they were sitting around the table ordering food, "Ve Can Do Ashlock?"

Saccopoo
10-03-2009, 02:29 AM
Without question, the dog of the Coen Bros. anthology, and that's including Burn After Reading. Overly contrived, bad characters and character development, not very cohesive, and down right stupid in a number of places. It really seems to be the filler piece in their collective work and is far below their other films. Though I can see where the collective proletariat masses would find it more appealling than their more cerebral works such as Barton Fink, the Hudsucker Proxy, their comedies such as Raising Arizona, the aforementioned Burn After Reading and O Brother Where Art Tho (their crowning achievement to date), or their darker crime dramas such as Miller's Crossing, Fargo and No Country For Old Men (which to me wasn't so much of a directorial triumph as it very nearly followed the novel it was based on word for word, and that they cast Woody Harrelson in the movie - for the life of me, I still can't figure out how he makes a living as an actor).

Even the very best director(s) are entitled to a relatively bad movie (unless you are Uwe Boll and it's basically your calling card/schtick). This is the Coen Bros. stinker. It's obviously not as bad as many others and does have a few decent moments, but it doesn't stack up to their other efforts.

KCChiefsMan
10-03-2009, 03:15 AM
seriously, Coen Brothers are in the top 5 for best directors EVER